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Player ratings: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stars as Liverpool beat Genk

Liverpool beat Genk to claim a third successive Champions League win last night.

The Reds moved a step closer to knockout football with a 2-1 victory over the Belgian side.

Gini Wijnaldum and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain scored the goals as Jurgen Klopp’s men recorded a routine victory at Anfield.

Liverpool dominated the contest and never looked like dropping points against Genk. Here is how the players rated:

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Alisson Becker 7

The Brazilian will be frustrated to have failed to keep a clean sheet. He didn’t have a lot to do but made a big save late on in the game to ensure all three points.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 7

A dominant Liverpool performance meant Alexander-Arnold was rarely tested in defence. As always, he showed a great touch and the ability to pick a pass in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Joe Gomez 6

The Liverpool centre half was rarely troubled as we dominated the game but is unlikely to have done enough to earn a start against Manchester City this weekend.

Virgil van Dijk 7

Liverpool’s rock at the back looked back to his brilliant best against Genk. Controlled the defence well and shut down a couple of attacks from the Belgian side.

James Milner 7

The Reds took an early lead with the help of Milner. His deflected cross was tapped in to make it 1-0 after 14 minutes.

Fabinho 6

After sitting out against Aston Villa Fabinho returned to his usual position in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield. He took a while to get back into his stride with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes.

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Gini Wijnaldum 7

Tucked home Liverpool’s opening goal from a difficult angle. Looked better after some below-par performances since the international break.

Naby Keita 7

Brings an energy and goal threat to the midfield whenever he plays. Looking better but still has some work to do before he breaks into the Liverpool first team.

Mohamed Salah 8

A constant thorn in the side of the Genk players. Perhaps not as clinical as usual but was a key player last night. He set up Liverpool’s second goal with some strong attacking play.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 8 (MOTM)

The Ox continued the great form that will hopefully secure a starting spot against Manchester City this weekend. He scored his third goal against Genk in just two games. They’ll be glad to see the back of him.

Divock Origi 7

A former Genk youth prospect who looked keen to impress. Origi worked tirelessly and was involved in the build up to both Liverpool goals during a good performance.

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Andy Robertson (on for Keita 74′) 6

Provided support down the left but didn’t play long enough to really impact the game.

Sadio Mane (on for Oxlade-Chamberlain 74′) 6

A brief run out after a well-earned rest for Liverpool’s brilliant winger.

Roberto Firmino (on for Origi after 89 minutes) N/A

The man that ties it all together had no time to make any impact at all at Anfield.

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